Du måste aktivera javascript för att sverigesradio.se ska fungera korrekt och för att kunna lyssna på ljud. Har du problem med vår sajt så finns hjälp på http://kundo.se/org/sverigesradio/

Stockholm Europe’s Green Capital

Published tisdag 24 februari 2009 kl 11.37

Stockholm has been crowned Europe’s first ever Green Capital at a ceremony in Brussels. The city will hold the title for 2010, when it will then be passed on to the German city of Hamburg for 2011.

The European Commission started the prize as a way to award cities that are trying to improve the urban environment for their citizens, and the Commission’s spokesperson on green issues, Barbara Helfferich told Swedish news agency TT that Stockholm is one of the greenest cities in Europe.

Local Green Party politicians were less than impressed that current administration was given the prize however, saying that it had been slowing down efforts to protect the environment.

But Vice Mayor in charge of Green issues, Ulla Hamilton says she is thrilled at the award, saying the city couldn’t have won it if Stockholmers themselves didn’t think the environment was important.

Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests.
Har du frågor eller förslag gällande våra webbtjänster?

Kontakta gärna Sveriges Radios supportforum där vi besvarar dina frågor vardagar kl. 9-17.

Du hittar dina sparade avsnitt i menyn under "Min lista".